2021 Season NFL Football Past Picks
January 09, 2022
New Orleans at Atlanta
Sunday 01/09 04:25 PM Eastern
1 unit on Atlanta +3.5 (-103) (risk 1 to return 1.97) RESULT: LOSS
The New Orleans Saints are still alive to make the playoffs at 8-8. Two things have to happen. The Saints have to beat Atlanta, and the Rams have to beat San Francisco. The calculated odds for that to occur stand at 41%, so they do have a reasonable chance if they take care of business in Atlanta. The Saints have somehow stayed in contention despite having used four QBs this season and having extensive covid issues. This is a meaningless game for Atlanta in terms of the playoffs, but suddenly it is a big game as they will be playing to keep a division rival out of the playoffs. There is a lot of history that shows teams in the situation New Orleans is facing a struggle. The regular-season finale with a team that has the lower winning percentage coming into the game (Atlanta) is 160-90 ATS to a line that is less than +5.5. Make the play on Atlanta.